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MSU Suspended Over Oren Protest
The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | June 14, 2010 | The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Posted on 06/14/2010 3:12:29 PM PDT by manic4organic

The University of California, Irvine suspended its Muslim Student Union (MSU) for a year after a school investigation concluded the group organized disruptions of a February speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, then lied about it.

The suspension is effective September 1. The chapter must complete 50 hours of community service before it can apply for reinstatement. If that is granted, the MSU faces another year of disciplinary probation.

In a 14-page letter dated May 27, UCI Housing Senior Executive Director Lisa Cornish detailed the findings of the school investigation. It found that MSU violated four student policies involving dishonesty, obstructing disciplinary procedures, disorderly conduct and "participation in a disturbance of the peace of unlawful assembly."

Oren spoke at the Irvine campus February 8. His remarks were interrupted at least 10 different times by students who blasted him as a murderer and a war criminal. He briefly suspended his talk, resuming it only after school officials tried to restore order and repeatedly advised the audience that the outbursts violated student conduct codes.

This disturbance came after school officials had met with UCI officials to express concern that an organized plan to disrupt the speech was in the works. The MSU is a chapter of the Muslim Students Association, a national organization founded in 1963 by Muslim Brotherhood members who came to the United States for college education.

The Irvine MSU is considered among the most extreme chapters in the country. MSU officials repeatedly denied this assertion both in public and in meeting with school officials. But the internal emails from a Google group told a different story.

(Excerpt) Read more at investigativeproject.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; california; irvine; islam; israel; msu; muslims; oren; uci
I excerpted because there is a graphic of the email in the body of the story. I did a search and didn't see this posted yet. Received it via email from one of my Tea Party buddies.
1 posted on 06/14/2010 3:12:30 PM PDT by manic4organic
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To: manic4organic

“The chapter must complete 50 hours of community service...”

and should they decide that aiding Hamas would be considered 50 hours of community service, would that be OK with everyone?


2 posted on 06/14/2010 3:15:31 PM PDT by jessduntno (Afghanistan: Lithium is the new oil. Where are the NO WAR FOR LITHIUM protests?)
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To: manic4organic

Islamists world wide to riot to protest this clear injustice and blasphemy.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 3:15:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: manic4organic

Any foreign student involved in the protest should be banned from the country—anywhere this happens in the US.


4 posted on 06/14/2010 3:16:15 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: manic4organic

Surprised they took this step. I’d have preferred kicking everyone of those kids out but this is more than i’d have expected from a California school.


5 posted on 06/14/2010 3:16:17 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: manic4organic

One year sounds decent for the first offense. Five would be about right if there is a repeat.

As for the 50 hours of community service, what’s that work out to, twenty minutes each for the members? That’s a joke.

It should have been 5000. Let those that participated work it off. If there were ten of them, that’s 500 hours each.

Denying others Constitutional rights should come at a heavy price.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 3:16:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: DallasDeb

Gets my vote.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 3:17:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: manic4organic

Remember, Muslims believe it is fine to lie to infidels. It’s part of their ‘religion of peace.’

I’m going to start calling it the POS religion.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 3:18:54 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: manic4organic
The chapter must complete 50 hours of community service...

Out in the community to recruit new protesters and fellow American and Jewish haters!

Say there is a 100 members in the MSU, does that mean all of them can go out at one time for a half hour?

9 posted on 06/14/2010 3:21:36 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: erkyl

I take it that POS does not mean Principles Of Salvation.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 3:23:31 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM -- America's road to destruction.)
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To: DemonDeac

Exactly. For U. of California, this is radical stuff. My guess is the administration will over turn and by begging forgiveness within a the month.


11 posted on 06/14/2010 3:24:04 PM PDT by mad puppy (Steve McIntyre, we owe you frothy cold one. Thanks.)
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To: manic4organic

I was a freshman in California, and they had a high-level member of the Contras (anti-Sandinista Nicaraguan rebels) came and spoke:

He was shut down completely at least 25 times and the rest of the time there was constant shouting. It was at least twice as bad as the ambassador had it, if you can believe it.

I saw both incidents, so I can compare.

20% of the rude audience was Latin American commies, 20 were liberal Jews, and another 30% were extremely nasty Arabs. It was not even remarked upon, later.

What they did to the ambassador was wrong, but was it UNUSUAL..?

Not at all, actually.


12 posted on 06/14/2010 3:26:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 353FMG

No, no, no! Remember, it is the religion of ‘piece’...


13 posted on 06/14/2010 3:34:08 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: gaijin

It wasn’t the protest that got the MSU in trouble, it was the coverup. That’s pretty clear from the article.


14 posted on 06/14/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT by vrwc1
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